Company History

Company History

atc bldgFounded in 1984, Able Tool Corporation quickly grew to become one of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s most reliable contract manufacturers. Throughout the years, Able Tool has remained a leader in prototype work, high-mix, low-volume manufacturing, and rebuild and repair of process machinery.

The original location was a 2,500-square foot rented facility in Forest Park.  Within two short years, the rapid growth of the company meant a need for more space. In 1987, a 22,123 square-foot climate-controlled facility located on five and one-half acres in Lockland, Ohio, was completed. The facility includes two 14′ access doors and one 8′ loading dock.

In 1990, Able Tool Corporation purchased The Gilman Company, Batavia, Ohio, whose specialty was large computer-controlled machining. The equipment was incorporated into the company, broadening all capabilities and customer base. 

Able Tool continues expanding – our equipment, capabilities, and customer base. What makes Able Tool different than many of our competitors is our ability to serve a variety of customers—from small stock parts to major modernization of plants.